Insatser för att rädda liv
: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om projektet Sluta skjut i Malmö

Translated title of the thesis: Efforts to save lives: A qualitative interview study on the stop shooting campaign in Malmö
  • Jeanette Rosenblom Petersson
  • Ayda Khabbazi Zowj

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    In 2017, an average of one person a month was shot dead in Malmö. Authorities in Sweden stated that more serious violence linked to criminal groups is increasing and measures are being implemented. Malmö's strategy was then to implement a method from the USA called GVI (Group Violence Intervention). The purpose was to reduce the serious violence through cooperation between the police, the municipality and civil society. The method was initially used as a time-limited project, but when the effect showed good results, it was decided to extend it. As a result, we want to investigate how the professionals within the project, Stop Shooting, perceived and thought about the project and its effects. The survey is qualitative and consists of eight semi-structured interviews with professionals within the project. The interviewees work in the police, probation and for Malmö Municipality. The results were interpreted and analyzed on the basis of previous theory and previous research, and the results showed that all in general were positive about the project and its effects, despite the fact that the effects of the project could be perceived in different ways. Finally, we resulted in the project's success being largely due to collaboration between the various actors. The strategy is partly proactive as it tries to counteract continued crime through informative contact with the criminals before they commit more crimes, and partly reactive because the heavier sanctions were introduced only when the criminal groups became the most violent.

    Date of Award2021-Jun-15
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorSophia Yakhlef (Supervisor) & Joakim Thelander (Examiner)

    Courses and Subjects

    • Criminology

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Social Work (50402)


    • group violence intervention
    • stop shooting campaign
    • collaboration
    • crime prevention
    • interviews

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